Possible Defective XFX 7900GT?

By Metallikat ยท 4 replies
Oct 9, 2006
  1. Basically, worked fine for the first few days. But more recently, it's started acting up while playing games. Anywhere from 5-10 minutes into a game it'll give me a BSOD (error seems to be random. Kmixer, nv4_disp.dll etc). It's not the PSU, as it's a recent purchase and checks out fine. So far, these BSOD's only seem to appear during games. Browsing the internet, watching movies and listening to music don't seem to trigger anything.

    Asus A8N-VM
    XFX GeForce 7900GT 256mb
    Athlon 64 3800+
    550W Antec Truepower II
    1 gig PC3200 DDR-400 SDRAM (2 512 sticks)
    WD 250GB SATA2
    Windows XP SP2
  2. F1N3ST

    F1N3ST TS Rookie Posts: 596

    Overheting maybe? But i think its a faulty driver, redownload, or use the ones from the CD.
  3. Metallikat

    Metallikat TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Nah, I did a fresh install of the drivers, as well as switching to some older one's to see if they made a difference. No luck on that.
  4. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,967   +9

    What are your CPU and video card's temperatures? Have you overclocked something?
  5. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 716

    Try taking the sides of the case off and seeing if that solves the problem, if it does solve the problem, it will be an overheating problem.


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